For 2012, The North Face has collaborated with Pro-Tec to create new mountain bike shorts called Downieville Colab. This short built from ballistics-grade Nylon is a part of the exciting Cryptic MTB Collection of The North Face’s freeride-oriented clothing.
A proprietary padded chamois is provided to the Downieville Colab, thanks to Pro-tec. Featuring dual-density expansion-molded EVA concussion padding, the removable Pro-Tec liner has integrated flex panels and a high-back waistband to protect the hips, tailbone, and thighs from impact.
Rugged but very comfortable, the 2012 The North Face Downieville Colab Mountain Bike Shorts are a great garment on the trail. Cut wide, this below-the-knee shorts can accommodate knee pads, too. Included in its impressive features is a water-resistant bric with nice stretch panels, vents, and pockets.